Hertfordshire Music Service

Hertfordshire Music Service

At a glance


  • Arts
  • Education
  • Young people

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Organisation type: 
Public sector body
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For over 40 years Hertfordshire Music Service has successfully delivered musical opportunities to generations of young people throughout the county. The service is now one of the largest in the country with many thousands of young people involved in our weekly musical activities, supported by over 450 teachers. 

We receive funding from the Department for Education through the Arts Council England, as well as generous support from Hertfordshire County Council to provide world class music tuition to the residents and families of Hertfordshire.


Our 12 music centres across the county are local musical community hubs with the ambition of providing engaging, life-long music education as well as a wider variety of activities including music technology, music production and youth leadership opportunities.

HMS is a team of passionate musicians, teachers and educators who care deeply about enabling young people to experience the benefits of a high quality music education. We deliver the incredible musical, personal and social outcomes that come from learning a musical instrument week in, week out.

We are here to guide you and your family on a unique musical journey - so please get in touch and start making music with HMS!

On our journey towards becoming a fully inclusive music service, some of the current areas of development include:

  • Every Person a Musician
  • Musical ‘Voice’
  • Musical Communities
  • Challenging Traditions
  • Centre for Excellence in Music Education

Building on our existing strengths and focussing on these areas of development will enable HMS to achieve its ambitious, inclusive vision for 2030.

We also know that creating new provision in partnership with other organisations will deliver great results for more children and young people.

A more innovative service, able to respond more quickly to the needs of students and their families will enable HMS to continue to deliver great music education for generations to come.

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